A. Goals and Objectives: (continued)
o Promote cooperative activity among institutions.
o Extend benefits to as many institutions as possible including
previously unfunded institutions.
B. Progress and Accomplishroents;
o Twenty-eight of the 35 fiscal year 1984 grantees chose bibliographic
control as the principal area of project activity by adding new entries
to national data bases9 thus making additional research materials acces-
o Fourteen grantees used Title II-C funds for advanced preservation
techniques to make rare and unique materials more available.
o Seven grantees acquired specialized materials and entered the biblio-
graphic records into national data bases, making additional unique
materials accessible and available to researchers and scholars.
o Three cooperative projects, involving 21 institutions, were funded.
o Eight new grantees were among the 35 primary grantees funded in fiscal
year 1984; counting institutions benefiting under cooperative projects,
53 research libraries were supported.
C. Costsť Benefits, and Effectiveness:
Program Scope: In fiscal year 1984, 97 applicants requested $18,848,611.
The FY 1984 appropriation of $6 million supported 35 grants involving 53
separate major research libraries. The grants ranged in size from $62,325
to $700,000, with an average of $171,000. All geographic areas of the
country are represented. Types of institutions receiving grants are:
Libraries at Institutions of Higher Education 29
Independent Research Libraries 4
Public Libraries 1
Major Activities and Associated Benefits:
o Implementation of national bibliographic network. Through systematic
sharing of bibliographic data, access to rare materials is facilitated
and thousands of hours are saved by eliminating dupHcative efforts 1n
cataloguing and Indexing. In FY 1984, 76 percent of the total funds
awarded ($4,526,772) were used for bibliographic control.
o Physical preservation of rare materials. Poor physical condition limits
access and use, and progressive deterioration may eventually result 1n
the total loss of rare materials. In FY 1984, 14 of the 35 grantees. In 1982, however, the unobligated balance of the